ARTICLES RELATING TO AFRICA DROUGHT

Mali conditions deteriorating - Red Cross

2012-10-16 20:20

Fighting, flooding and soaring food prices have worsened the humanitarian situation in northern Mali, where 420 000 people have begun to receive vital aid.

$3.9bn to prevent East Africa famines

2012-04-06 12:01

International donors say they won't allow a repeat of last year's Horn of Africa famine and are gearing up to spend billions of dollars on programs to help communities withstand cyclical droughts.

W Africa faces hunger crisis

2012-02-19 09:54

Top United Nations officials say 10 million people need help amid a food crisis in West Africa's Sahel region.

Food crisis in Mauritania amid drought

2012-02-10 11:28

A food crisis in Mauritania as a result of drought is expected to be three times worse than in 2010, when the Sahel was crippled by food shortages, WFP says.

Erratic rains threaten food output

2011-11-24 17:45

Rainfall patterns in southern Africa are becoming erratic as climate change takes its toll, threatening long-term production of staple and cash crops in the region.

250 000 face starvation in Somalia

2011-11-18 16:30

Hunger and drought is receding in Somalia, but 250 000 people remain on the verge of "imminent starvation", the UN says in a new assessment.

US slams Somali guerrillas over famine

2011-10-25 11:19

US Vice President Joe Biden has sharply criticised the Islamist Shabaab rebels over Somalia’s famine, saying that the group has hindered efforts to bring food to the hungry.

Aid work curtailed at Kenyan camp

2011-10-14 15:30

The UN has temporarily suspended all non-lifesaving operations in the world’s biggest refugee camp following the kidnapping of two Spanish aid workers near the Kenya-Somalia border.

UN worries over renewed Somali clashes

2011-10-04 12:38

The UN says renewed clashes between opposing armed groups in Somalia are exacerbating the already severe humanitarian situation in that country.

Donors spend millions on starving Kenyans

2011-09-09 09:54

International donors are spending nearly half a billion dollars to feed starving Kenyans, even after tens of millions of dollars went missing in a string of corruption scandals within the country.

 

Niger villagers try to overcome famine

2012-06-15 20:16

In Niger, one of the poorest countries of the world, famine is a constant threat, but programmes have been developed that are changing people's lives.

1.5m kids face Sahel hunger disaster

2012-03-16 22:11

Up to 1.5 million children under 5 living in Africa’s Sahel region risk severe malnutrition if famine warnings are ignored, the UN says.

UN aid chiefs call for $725m in Sahel

2012-02-15 22:33

United Nations and European Union aid chiefs have called for "urgent" assistance for West Africa's drought-hit Sahel region, saying it needed $725m this year.

Slow response to Africa famine 'cost lives'

2012-01-18 11:24

Thousands of people in East Africa died needlessly because the international community failed to respond to early warnings of famine, Oxfam and Save the Children say.

Somali famine victims afraid to return home

2011-11-23 11:06

Four months after the UN declared famine in much of Somalia, some regions are beginning a slow recovery from the disaster, but many Somalis are afraid to return home.

Kenyan military action slows refugee flow

2011-10-26 19:22

The United Nations says the number of famine refugees flowing into Kenya slowed to a trickle after Kenyan troops moved into Somalia.

US increases food aid to Horn of Africa

2011-10-25 09:07

The US is increasing food aid to drought-hit and strife-torn Horn of Africa nations where millions of people are at risk of starvation and malnutrition, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.

E Africa drought: Pope urges concrete aid

2011-10-05 13:11

Pope Benedict XVI has urged the international community to offer concrete aid for the drought and famine-struck Horn of Africa region, where more than 13 million need aid.

US keeps aid out of Somali rebels' hands

2011-09-23 13:11

The US is using a controversial money-transfer system to deliver aid directly to Somali famine victims and keep it out of the hands of militants.

Somalia: 5 killed during food aid handout

2011-09-09 09:54

A Somali soldier has killed five people and wounded three others in the famine-struck Somali capital, as starving women and children gathered for food aid handouts, witnesses say.

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